Planning for Echelon 2013, Asia’s leading tech startup event, is currently underway and we would like to invite startups in Asia to be part of the Echelon 2013 Satellites and Startup Marketplace. At the last Echelon, e27 showcased about 50 of Asia’s best startups, including couple app Between, social food sharing app SnapDish, mobile customer loyalty app Perx and construction Software-as-a-Service Builk.
Online applications for Echelon 2013 Satellites and Startup Marketplace begins today and will end on 31 January, 2013. Interested startups can submit their online application here.
Echelon 2013 Satellites and Startup Marketplace will present participating startups with the opportunity to meet top-notch venture capital firms, investors and incubators operating in Asia. Some of the venture capital firms that were part of previous Echelons were Japan’s Global Brain, Singapore’s Jungle Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures and SingTel Innov8, Taiwan’s TMI Labs and Indonesia’s GDP Ventures and Merah Putih Incubator.
Other than funding, startups looking for partnership opportunities will be able to meet and network with key corporate decision makers who are looking for new ways to value add to their customer base. Some of the technology companies that have partnered and worked with Echelon startups includes Research In Motion, Amazon Web Service, Microsoft and Lenovo.
The Echelon 2013 Satellites provides a solid landing pad for startups looking to identify new market opportunities in the various Satellite countries. At the Echelon 2012 Indonesia Satellite, Malaysian startup TaxiMonger and Singapore’s Squiryl used the opportunity to pitch and showcase their product to a strong crowd of Indonesian community leaders.
A selected panel of key industry experts will shortlist successful startup to pitch at the Echelon 2013 Satellites happening from March to April 2013. These startups will be judged and the final selection will be made for Echelon 2013 Startup Marketplace.
Key dates to note:
Startups applying for Echelon 2013 Satellites and Startup Marketplace should be:
The application will include a product pitch that uses Founder Institute’s Adeo Ressi’s one-sentence pitch format. View the tutorial video below for more details on how to complete the product pitch section in the online application.
Startups that fit the eligibility requirements and are looking for funding, partnership and market expansion opportunities can apply for Echelon 2013 Satellites and Startup Marketplace now, before the closing date of 31 January, 2013.